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Resident Evil 4 Cheats, Codes & Guides

Resident Evil 4 faqs

Resident Evil 4 Cheats

  • GamesRadar Strategy Guide

    Don't miss our massive RESIDENT EVIL 4 STRATEGY GUIDE. Available for free, just click the orange "guides" link above.
    Submitted by None
  • Infinite Handcannon

    All you have to do is when you run out of bullets is you sell it to the Merchant and buy it back, remember it's FREE. When you buy it back you should have 3 bullets in it. But make sure you unlock it by getting all 5 star rank with all characters in all levels.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Unlimited Ammo

    if you find shotgun handgun or any other ammo go to the merchant and sell one bullet then save and reset the game cube. When you get back on you will have more ammo so go and have some BLOODY FUN!!!
    Submitted by None
  • Resident Evil 4 Achievements

    Entry location: Resident Evil 4 Achievement List
    It Begins With a Ring (50 points): Ring the mysterious bell. What happens after that, is up to you.

    Do Not Shoot the Water! (50 points): Summon the master of the lake. Don't rock the boat.

    A Rock and a Hard Place (50 points): Outmaneuver the rampaging beast, El Gigante.

    Secure the Ballistics (50 points): Rescue the president's daughter, Ashley. Afterwards, the real fun begins.

    A Bloodline Severed (50 points): Defeat the village chief in battle.

    A Terrifying Assassin (150 points): Turn the tables on Verdugo, the right hand of Salazar.

    The Castellan Falls (50 points): Defeat Salazar, and make your escape from the castle.

    The Ties That Bind (50 points): Defeat Krauser, your former partner, in battle.

    We're Going Home (100 points): Defeat Saddler in battle, and escape from the nightmare.

    A Heart of Steel (150 points): Clear the game on the highest difficulty.

    What Are They Worth? (150 points): Acquire all of the bottle caps in the game.

    The S Stands for Stylish!! (100 points): Acquire all of the costumes in the game.
    Submitted by CorrianderSlice
  • Resident Evil 4 Trophies

    Entry location: RE4 Trophy List
    It Begins With a Ring (Bronze): Ring the mysterious bell. What happens after that, is up to you.

    Do Not Shoot the Water! (Bronze): Summon the master of the lake. Don't rock the boat.

    A Rock and a Hard Place (Bronze): Outmaneuver the rampaging beast, El Gigante.

    Secure the Ballistics (Bronze): Rescue the president's daughter, Ashley. Afterwards, the real fun begins.

    A Bloodline Severed (Bronze): Defeat the village chief in battle.

    A Terrifying Assassin (Silver): Turn the tables on Verdugo, the right hand of Salazar.

    The Castellan Falls (Bronze): Defeat Salazar, and make your escape from the castle.

    The Ties That Bind (Bronze): Defeat Krauser, your former partner, in battle.

    We're Going Home (Bronze): Defeat Saddler in battle, and escape from the nightmare.

    A Heart of Steel (Silver): Clear the game on the highest difficulty.

    What Are They Worth? (Silver): Acquire all of the bottle caps in the game.

    The S Stands for Stylish!! (Silver): Acquire all of the costumes in the game.
    Submitted by CorrianderSlice
  • Infinite Villagers in Church

    After defeating everyone in the area, shoot the churchbell. Villagers will come to get you. Repeat until you're tired of it.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Completion Unlocks

    Complete the game to unlock the mini-games Separate Ways and Mercenaries; Professional difficulty; Leon's Raccoon City Police Department costume, Ashley's pop star costume, Ada's black costume; ability to purchase the Mathilda handgun and Infinite Rocket Launcher for 1 million Pesetas, or the Tactical Vest for 60,000 Pesetas; plus a new title screen. After completing the game, start a new game, press Start and select "Load Game". Choose the file labelled "Clear". You will be taken to a menu where you can buy the bonus weapons. Once you start the game, all the items you had in your previous game will be in your inventory.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Extra Ammo

    When you upgrade a gun, you get a full clip. Wait until your clip is almost empty and you'll get some bonus ammo.
    Submitted by albertl0025

Resident Evil 4 Easter Eggs

  • Leon's Hat Trick

    Entry location: When Leon has the gangster outfit on, during gameplay
    Hold down R1 and square for Leon to adjust his hat, after the third adjustment he throws it into the air and does a "moonwalk" type step.
    Submitted by Angie
  • Leon's Hat Trick

    Once you have the mafia outfit and the chicago typewriter Aim the chicago typrwriter and press the square button leon should then move his hat up... if you do this 3 or 4 times he should throw his hat up in the air.
    Submitted by Ryan Carrig
  • Another Butterfly Lamp

    Entry location: In chapter 4-1
    When you are about to go into the ballroom (after you get the king and queen's grail) jump out the window onto the ledge, get the red herb and go up the ladder follow the path to the very end and open the chest.
    Submitted by Corey Bradley
  • Get Shot By Louis

    Entry location: During Cabin Raid
    During any part of the cabin raid where you are fighting with Louis, shoot him 4-8 times. A small cutscene will play where Louis shoots you and you get a game over.
    Submitted by nickc916
  • Alligator Eats You

    Entry location: Go to the dock before you get in the boat
    Go to the end of the dock and shoot a fish, it can take a while but the alligator will come out of the water and eat you.
    Submitted by austin
  • Ashley's Panties

    Entry location: Station North / Chapter 2-3
    When you get to the Gondola' control booth, descend the first flight of stairs at the cliff's edge. It's where you climb the ladder and at the top you find the Yellow catseye in the chest (you must have a sniper rifle for this next part so you can zoom). When you climb down the ladder, you have to catch Ashley so then she can get down. Don't catch her just yet. Just stay at the bottom. When You look up, she will cover her legs and go "you pervert!" What you have to do and take out the sniper rifle. Back up only a little bit from Ashley. Look up and zoom in with the rifle. You will see Ashley's white panties with a little ribbon on it.
    Submitted by Vincent Chase
  • Infinite Health?

    When your health is down and you are about to die in just one hit you can just simply run into a bear trap and you wont die. Keep on trying, you aint going to die... unless you get attcked or blown up.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Resident Evil 4 Copied!

    Entry location: Mercinaries: HUNK and Krausers theme songs
    On Mercinaries if you play as HUNK and Krauser you can hear different theme songs. But what I have heard, HUNK and Krausers theme songs are from another Capcom game called P.N.03 (Product Number 3)
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Ada's costumes

    When you look at Ada's dress carefully you can see a butterfly design on it. When you play the game again on special costume mode you can see on Ada's right side below her shoulder that the same butterfly design was on the dress is on that costume.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Cow Attack

    When you are in the village go near a cow and shoot her with a light weapon in the head, but don't kill her. When you get near she will hit you. Though it drops your life, it doesn't kill you.
    Submitted by marquesote
  • Title Screen Easter Egg

    At the title screen, the Right Analog-stick moves the background. R1 zooms in, L1 zooms out.
    Submitted by albertl0025

Resident Evil 4 Glitches

  • How many knives does Leon have?

    Entry location: Chapter 3-3 When Leon meets Ada
    When Ada does that front flip Leon takes out his knife and runs after her. As you look closely you can see the knife case it has another knife in it and Leon still has his knife out holding it.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Wrong Line

    Entry location: Chapter 5-3 When Krauser and Leon has that knife battle
    If you have your game on Special Costume Ada and Leon should be wearing a different costume. After Ada saves Leon by shooting Krausers knife Krauser should say "Well if it isn't the B**** in the red dress" as you see, Ada is not wearing a red dress.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Leon and his gun

    Entry location: Chapter 4-4 After that fight with Salazar in his monster form, when you bump into Ada in the boat
    If you have anything equiped or nothing and you continue on to met Ada you'll see that Leon has his Handgun out. If you sell the handgun he will still have it. Guess Leon must love that gun
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Pants go down!

    When you are fight El Gigante "The Giant Ogres" as you would say, you are able to put his pants down a bit. When you bring him down a plague comes out of his back, instead of jumping on him from the front, you jump on him from the back. When Leon jumps he steps on the giant's shorts and you will see it go down a bit.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Wrong Line pt.2

    Entry location: Chapter 1-3 After being saved by a woman from the Chief
    If you have the game on Special cotume, Leon should be wearing a R.P.D cotume. After you are saved by a woman through the other side of the window. As you look closely she is wearing a costume like what Leon is wearing. After the chief jumps out the window and you check the window it should say "That woman in Red...." as you were looking closely, she wasnt wearing Red
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Cutting the Door and Kicking the Door

    There's a way of cheating and only using your knife to kill the villagers. You might need to waste 1-3 bullets to do this. All you have to do is find a wooden door, shoot the wooden door until you've made a whole and able to see through the other side. Once you've done that, start using your knife, if you hit them in the face you are still able to kick them even if you're on the other side. This really works in the beginning but I don't think for the guy with the chainsaw, so dont go in that house.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Leon and the Infinite Rocket Launcher

    To do this glitch you must simply unlock the Infinite Rocket Launcher first. Buy it. Once you've found an enemy use your knife to cut them in the face, then kick them

    NOTE: You must have the Infinite Rocket Launcher equiped

    Now you will see Leon In a fighting stance with the Infinite Rocket Launcher inside of his stomach..... what did you eat Leon? If that doesn't work then try again, it mostly works 4/5 tries.

    NOTE: To make the glitch stop just simply hold the R or L button or equip another weapon
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon

Resident Evil 4 Hints

  • Easy Boss Battles

    At any boss battle you fight (don't try this tip on small battles like J.J. and the Bella Sisters) bring a rocket launcher. I was reading other entries and can't believe that people haven't found out about it. All bosses can be brought down by one shot from the rocket launcher.

    At the El Gigante part, just shoot it once with the rocket. You don't have to do that stupid run up and cut. One shot and it dies.

    At the Lake, just fight it out using those spears. They really should have thought that part out more at Capcom.

    When fighting Cheif Mendaz, shoot him with the shotgun until his legs fall off. Then shoot him with the rocket. At the end, his legs will still be walking when he is dead if you can do it fast enough.

    When fighting Salazar's right hand, wait for him to come down and fight, and knock over the nearest tank when he is close and shoot him once with the rocket.

    When fighting Salazar, I suggest to shoot his eye with a magnum and when he is open, shoot him with the rocket. Watch out though, because he will still attack while you are aiming.

    When fighting It, just keep moving at the part with the huge cages. When you get to the part with the cave, just shoot him with the rocket. If you have a lot of ammo, though, use the shotgun to save a couple bucks.

    Now, you fight Krauser. Krauser is difficult. At the first part, I suggest moving up the ladder in the small room and shoot him with the shotgun. When he disappears, open the door. At this next part, keep running and dodgind his shots. When you get the the symbol thing, get under cover until he comes down. When he does that, start blasting him, move the statue and run to the now opened door. Go through that part and don't respond. Go up the stairs and all that stuff, and when he attacks again, dodge him and try to get him down on his knees, a bit away from you. Shoot him with the rocket launcher and then start shooting him with a magnum or a shotgun if he survives, which he often does. Run and open the door.

    When you get to Saddlar, don't shoot him immediatly like in the other hints. No offense. Hit one of his eyes on his legs and when he gets down, shoot him in the eye with the rocket, so you don't have to get close and knife him several times. Then shoot him with the special rocket.

    When you win the game, I suggest saving up for the Infinite Rocket Launcher. Once you get that, you can blast the smaller bosses and when you shoot people, the explode. It never gets entertaining. And instead of using the special rocket launcher in the final battle, you can just keep shooting him with the IRL and sell the special rocket launcher. It isn't worth much compared to other weapons, so i don't advise it if you have to clear out room.
    Submitted by Just another bored guy
  • Easy Way To Complete The Pit Fight

    Entry location: Pit in fort
    When you jump into the pit the chainsaw ladies come out to get you. When the cutscene is done climb a ladder. When a chainsaw lady gets to the top of the ladder knock it down. Get out your best weapon and shoot down at the people in the pit. Note: people will climb up other ladders so watch out.
    Submitted by Blake
  • Beat Krauser easily

    When you are fighting krauser, try not to use much ammo, until you get the second holy piece. This is because after you get the second holy piece, Krauser grows this sheild-like thing out of his arm, and he planted C4 on the building, and you only have a few minutes to beat him. After the cutscene, you should have plenty of ammo, so shoot him in the shins until he goes down, then unload on him. My suggestion is to use the mine thrower and shoot him in the face when you get him down.
    Submitted by jesusworshipper666
  • Easy Way to Get Past Village

    When you get to the part where you have to kill a bunch of Ganados in the villlage, instead of not even going in the house, go in grab the shot gun, get the grenade then run over and push the ladder down right by the bed. Then grab the shot gun shells and go over to the other window and jump onto the roof. Turn right and go grab the spinel.
    Now just stand their and kill of all the enemies untill the movie clip. NOTE: use the grenade on Dr.Salvador (the chain saw guy).
    Submitted by Samuel Hess
  • Saving Ammo on Pro Mode

    Instead of using up your ammo on pro mode take your firearm and shoot the ganados in the head then go over and kick them. While their on the ground go up to them and kill them with your knife. This saves a tremendous amount of ammo if you dont have any to spare.
    Submitted by Samuel Hess
  • 5 Star Castle

    Entry location: Mersaneirie Castle
    To beat the Castle Mersaneirie level easy with any chararcter its very simple I have got the Handcannon from 5 Stars on every level with every character and I think the castle is the easiest level. Pick a chrarcter if you dont have any other people except Leon you have to go him but you will still get Krauser from a 4 star racking (30,000 pts). Select the castle level and you will satrt if you are Leon or Krauser use your knife to break the crates behind you grab the stuff and run. Go up the steps and go right follow up to the brales and break them quikly turn around and shoot the hell out of the Zealot Monks. Do that untill you get over 5,000 pts then go forward and you will see a door to the left and stairs to the right take the stairs then break all the barles up where you are and grab the contense. Get into a corner at the end where there is a wall next to you so the archers dont get you. Zealots will start coming kill them untill a Blind phyco slasher comes up to you throw the red granaid you got out of 1 of the brales at the guy and hell will burn but he aint dead if your Leon use your shotgun if your Ada use you Semi-Auto Rifle if your Krauser dont use the granaid just use your big cool arm if ya HUNK use a granaid or your custom TMP for Wesker use your Killer7. When he is dead run down the steps and enter the door fight off all the Zealots and then you will see a open door that leeds outside go through there and grab the time boost and the Kill Bonus. Run back down and make a left there are stairs go up them. There will be a treasur chest open it kill all the guys till you get 30,000 pts YAY survive and you get Krauser. Enter the door in front of you and and kill the Zealots there will be another door enter it and there are alot of Zealots kill them because they will keep coming there is a big double door if your trying to get a 5 star ranking (60,000 pts) dont go through there if you want a new high score go ahead a phyco will come out kill him and get the time and the treasure chest another will come out kill him and just guys will come. Thats all you have to do you do that and you will get a minimum of 4 star ranking.
    Submitted by St Link
  • Snake Bites

    Don't you just hate those snakes in the wooden boxes. A better way than shoot at the box from a far distance is if you use your knife TWICE. Once you break the box quickly use it again to kill the snake.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Blind Bird

    To kill a pack of birds quickly is to throw a Flash Grenade at them, they ALL should die.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Treasure Behind the Church

    Entry location: Behind the Church where Ashley is hiding
    Behind the Church there is a Green Catseye. To get it you must light up 3 letter-like simbols, M, V and Z. To light them up, move 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Mercinaries Backup

    Entry location: Mercinaries
    To get a good enough score but still earn 5* stars you need about 6,000pts. Some characters have a better advantage like Krauser, he has his arm. This is how to start off with every characterÂ…..

    LEON Village ~ Collect ALL of the extra time limit. Use your Handgun to kill villagers from 2-4 shots. Find Shotgun ammo to use. Once the Bella Sisters (Chainsaw lady) comes out take out your Shotgun, blast some heads off and kill the Bella Sisters.

    LEON Castle ~ Collect ALL of the extra time limit. Do the same like the village part. Once you reach the ending point DO NOT open the big doors because a Garridor will come out to attack. Keep shooting, also shoot the red barrels to kill alot of enemies when close by. Kill the ones with the bow gun first and move left and right to check on the enemies.

    LEON Island ~ Do the same as the other areas. Once J.J (Machinegun man) comes out shoot him with the Shotgun in the face 4-7 times and he should die. Keep on going....remember that there are only 2 J.J's. Find many explosives and pack the enemies up and blow them into pieces.

    LEON Bay ~ If you start almost at the top of the tall tower shoot the 3 enemies that are in front of you it should take 2 shots for all 3 of them to die. Climb to the top of the tower and wait for the Crazy Chainsaw man comes up. Shoot him in the face 4-9 times and he should die. Be careful because there is another one around there. If you want you can kill them with your knife. Simply wait for them to jump the ladder and knife them making them fall into the water.

    ADA Village ~ Simply use your Blacktail to break barrels and kill some villagers. Find as many Sniper Rifle bullets and use it to blast heads off and kill the Bella Sisters easier. Use you TMP when the Bella Sisters are on the floor. Use the Semi-Rifle when you are cornered or KICK to make the oneÂ’s in front get pushed.

    ADA Castle ~ Use your Blacktail for a while then the TMP and then the Semi-Rifle. It is best that you shoot them in the chest not the head.

    ADA Island ~ Use yor TMP for a couple of shots to the head and keep running for your life. Once you've brang both J.J's use your Incendiary grenades and use the Semi-Rifle. Just run around finding more time and blast heads off.

    ADA Bay ~ This is too easy. Use your TMP or Blacktail which ever one is right for you. Wait till the Crazy Chainsaw man comes and make sure you are at a far distance, shoot him with the Semi-Rifle 5-8 times and he's dead.

    HUNK Village ~ Just use Neck breaker all the time to make sure you get good combo points

    HUNK Castle ~ Run to the top and let the Garridor out and use ALL of you grenades. Use Neck breaker on enemies and get good combo points.

    HUNK Island ~ Use ALL your grenades on J.J and shoot him in the face. Use Neck breaker and blow some enemies up.

    HUNK Bay ~ Shoot the Crazy Chainsaw man from a far distance and throw 2-3 grenades at him. He should die quick. Get some more grenades and kill the other one, get some Neck breakers and combo points.

    KRAUSER Village ~ Not much to do but use your arm, run away, use your arm and run away.

    KRAUSER Castle ~ Collect the time and open the doors, use your arm and continue with your Bow and Arrows in that small little room.

    KRAUSER Island ~ Not much to do but use your arm here too.

    KRAUSER Bay ~ Use your arm and shoot the Crazy Chainsaw man in the head.

    WESKER Village ~ Throw away your Silent Pistol attachment because itÂ’s wasting space in your inventory. Use your handgun until you have run out of ammo, use your Flash grenades to get some hits, then use the Semi-Rifle. When the Bella Sisters come throw Grenades and use both your Semi-Rifle and Killer 7.

    WESKER Castle ~ Run to the top of the castle collecting ALL of the time limits on your way. Use your Grenades and Incendiary grenades to kill the oneÂ’s with that wooden shield. Open the big doors and shoot Garridor 2 times in the back with the Killer 7 and 3-6 times with the Semi-Rifle.

    WESKER Island ~ Shoot J.J with the Semi-Rifle or Killer 7 and throw 1 Grenade. Get some headshots or kill enemies with the Semi-Rifle in the chest.

    WESKER Bay ~ Shoot the Crazy Chainsaw man with the Semi-Rifle 2-4 shots with the Killer 7 use 1-3 shots. Go around on high ground and throw Grenades and shoot with the Semi-Rifle.


    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Quick Kill on El Gigante (Ogre)

    Entry location: After fighting De Lago (Lake monster)
    Make sure you have exactlly four grenades on you. Throw two at the same time at El Gigante and he will go on his knees. When you jump off of him throw two more grenades quickly and jump on him. He will die in at least 30 seconds or less.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • How To Get Chicago Typewriter

    To get the Chicago Typewriter you must complete the game with Leon's Raccoon City Police Department costume and have the bottle cap with Ada to get it.
    Submitted by Blake
  • Earn 20000 ptas Easily

    When the merchant gives you the punisher for free, it has exactly the same stats as the handgun, so you can just sell it immediately for 20000 ptas.
    Submitted by Troy Richardson
  • the puzzle combination for level 3-2

    Entry location: 4 3 2 1
    When you need to move the pictures around after it says the sacrafice of 6 shall open the true path. Go to the thing that says operate and enter in 4 3 2 1 in that order and then press OK.
    Submitted by Troy Richardson
  • fish food

    Entry location: lake
    As you are fighting the lake monster you may notice the giant chunks of wood in the water. You have to steer out of the way or you are thrown out of the boat. If this happens you have to swim back. If you don't make it, it will tell you this: "being fish food isn't too much fun"
    Submitted by game master
  • Easy 5 Star Ranks In Village with Leon

    Entry location: Mercanrys With Leon
    ~Leon S. Kenndy~
    * Handgun#1
    *Shotgun#1
    * Handgun Ammo#20
    *Shotgun Ammo#15
    *Heath Spray#1

    When you Start at the point where you will be Run to the Church and turn Right there will be Time There in the Barns,house,and on land. Use the Hangun on the Crazy ass villagers 5 or 4 shots will Kill them. When you kill 10 or 20 enemys The Bella sister will apear be careful they will just Pop up out of know where in a flash. Take out your shotgun and blow them in the face not to far or to close do this for a while and you will have 6,000,000 in no time.

    When you are about to run out of ammo run away where you can find some. Maybe there will be Heath in the same places.When you have no no Shotgun ammo don't panick smash barrols with your knife and there will be about 15 Shells there.

    ~What to advoid~
    Village ~ Men with Pitch forks have more rang stay way or quickly shot.

    Crazy Chainsaws~ They have no far rang stay a little far.

    Stupid Ladies~ Wemen with Knife no far rang.

    Bare hands~ Don't get to close or you will get chocked and slamed hard.

    ~ I hope I had heped you will with This man Leon~
    Submitted by Corey J.
  • Saving your ammo

    The best way to save your ammo is when a zombie is charging you just aim for the legs that will make them fall on the ground and then go close and quickly start knifing them.after a 5 or 6 stabs they will die.that will save atleast 4 rounds of your precious pistol ammo on each zombie.
    Submitted by raja farhan
  • Easy Boss Battles

    At any boss battle you fight (don't try this tip on small battles like J.J. and the Bella Sisters) bring a rocket launcher. I was reading other entries and can't believe that people haven't found out about it. All bosses can be brought down by one shot from the rocket launcher.

    At the El Gigante part, just shoot it once with the rocket. You don't have to do that stupid run up and cut. One shot and it dies.

    At the Lake, just fight it out using those spears. They really should have thought that part out more at Capcom.

    When fighting Cheif Mendaz, shoot him with the shotgun until his legs fall off. Then shoot him with the rocket. At the end, his legs will still be walking when he is dead if you can do it fast enough.

    When fighting Salazar's right hand, wait for him to come down and fight, and knock over the nearest tank when he is close and shoot him once with the rocket.

    When fighting Salazar, I suggest to shoot his eye with a magnum and when he is open, shoot him with the rocket. Watch out though, because he will still attack while you are aiming.

    When fighting It, just keep moving at the part with the huge cages. When you get to the part with the cave, just shoot him with the rocket. If you have a lot of ammo, though, use the shotgun to save a couple bucks.

    Now, you fight Krauser. Krauser is difficult. At the first part, I suggest moving up the ladder in the small room and shoot him with the shotgun. When he disappears, open the door. At this next part, keep running and dodgind his shots. When you get the the symbol thing, get under cover until he comes down. When he does that, start blasting him, move the statue and run to the now opened door. Go through that part and don't respond. Go up the stairs and all that stuff, and when he attacks again, dodge him and try to get him down on his knees, a bit away from you. Shoot him with the rocket launcher and then start shooting him with a magnum or a shotgun if he survives, which he often does. Run and open the door.

    When you get to Saddlar, don't shoot him immediatly like in the other hints. No offense. Hit one of his eyes on his legs and when he gets down, shoot him in the eye with the rocket, so you don't have to get close and knife him several times. Then shoot him with the special rocket.

    When you win the game, I suggest saving up for the Infinite Rocket Launcher. Once you get that, you can blast the smaller bosses and when you shoot people, the explode. It never gets entertaining. And instead of using the special rocket launcher in the final battle, you can just keep shooting him with the IRL and sell the special rocket launcher. It isn't worth much compared to other weapons, so i don't advise it if you have to clear out room.
    Submitted by Just another bored guy
  • The Easiest Way to Defeat Krauser

    This makes Krauser the easiest boss in the game. When you're fighting Krasuer and you get to the part where his mutated arm appears, take out your knife. I know it sounds dumb but its the most powerful weapon you can use against him. When ever he gets close to you, just swing your knife and he'll go down on his knees.Then swing again at his head. Do this about six times and you will kill him in 50 seconds.
    Submitted by Nekromaniac
  • Easy Money

    Entry location: When in the building with the red lanterns above you
    Shoot the red lanterns to get a free Spinel. Beware: they burn you if you get to close.
    Submitted by josh
  • Treasures

    Just after Ashley is taken by the flying Bugs in the circular room, blast away at their Giant Pod. You will be rewarded with green, blue and red eyes that you can sell to the Merchant.
    Submitted by Seventh time through
  • How to kill El Gigante Fast

    Entry location: El Gigante Boss Battle
    Before you go in to battle El Gigante (ogre thing) go to the merchant and buy a rocket launcher. Then blow the sh** out of el gigante. DON'T WORRY! Its OK to sell all your weapons because you can slice him up with your combat knife. Also with the gold bars he drops you could buy back your pistol.
    Submitted by KILLJOY
  • Block with Knife

    When the things throw something at you take out your knife and block to save life.
    Submitted by Kazin
  • Running out of ammo?

    This is an even more fun and smart way to save ammo and kill 'zombies'. shot them in the face or knees and kick them, when they are on the floor you use your knife. When they are getting up you quickly go behind them and wait till it's standing. Quickly cut their face and kick them down, keep doing this and you should save alot of ammo.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Ashley's Adventure

    There is an easier way to get through the first part of Ashley's Adventure. Instead of using the crank in the begining part, run all the way to the right, and continue forward. The crawl action should be activate, so use it. Move forward again and crawl. You have just succesfully got to the other room without dealing with the first enemy!
    Submitted by Adam Uzumaki
  • HUNK the invinsible

    Entry location: Mercinaries: The Village
    Is the lady with the chainsaw a pain in the neck? Here's a fast way to kill them, no it's not complicated. It's even good when you are cornered. Use HUNK to kill them, it's a 1, 2, 3 thing. Shoot them in the face and use NECKBREAKER, they will automatically die. Unlike Leon, Ada, Krauser and Wesker, HUNK is the only one who can kill them with one blow.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Alien VS. Leon

    Entry location: Chapter 4-1 After escaping Salazars pit trap
    After you fall and save yourself from that trap Salazar pushed you are in a sewers with the Merchant. You climb up the ladder and a weird monster follows you, when you go through a door and keep going the monster runs after you and you either have to Crouch or Dodge. When you push the button on the door "Verdugo" the alien-like monster pops out. Use the container to Freeze him, kick him then when hes on the floor you use your knife. When he gets up his eyes will glow, that means he's about to attack, run away and come back for more. Once the door opens you run out and freeze him again and again until you run out. The finally use the doors. When you are on the other side of the door and he bangs ONCE, you quickly kick the door. If he's behind the door when it is open you can see his head coming out of the door you are able to use your knife even though its through the door but it's still hiting his head. By the time he dies or is almost dead the elevator gets there, so you can either fight him or leave.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Ashley and Garridor

    Entry location: Chapter 3-1 In the prison room
    To defeat the Garridor quickly you normally use the bells to distract him. But the thing is that there are only 2 bells, and he breaks them so that you wont use them no more. Use Ashley... No she's not going to get hurt neither should you, depending on how fast you are. Tell Ahsley to stay upstairs in the room where you was talking to Salazar, yes on the other side of the door. Now when you are fighting him press X to say "Follow Me" then press it again to say "Wait" and the Garridor should hear you and starts to run after you and hit the wall. Use the knife to save ammo if you want, keep on doing this and he should go down.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Power of the Suplex

    In the regular mode, Leon can do a suplex after Ashley is captured. What works best is if you use the Suplex on the stairs, the stairs is better because 75% of the chance the enemy's head would be squished dying faster than a suplex on the flat gound.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Spiked Ceilings

    There are two spiked ceilings. One with Salazar and one before the Mine Wagon Ride. When they are about to come down just use your knife. Keep holding R and A until you break a red spot, run to the other ones and do the same. It's good to save some ammo.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Head Start

    Entry location: Chapter 4-4 After the Mine Wagon
    Before that BIG statue comes running after you you need to run a lot and push a lot of buttons. Here's a head start, if you have a Sniper Rifle then use it to break that Lock that is on the door. Once you broke it before the statue comes alive all you got to do is open the door instead of using your knife to open the lock then the door. That's how you can get GAME OVER if you're too slow
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Leon the Untouchable

    Entry location: Mercinaries: At the Bay
    A very smart and quick way to kill the gut with the chainsaw waving it crazy is to climb the ladder that is at the water where the slide line is when you are going down. Once he jumps the ladder you use your knife and he should fall in the water. If not the try again.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Total Suicide

    When you shot an enemy's head of a weird spider sometimes come out. When it is out of the body it can run around and jump on you and hit you. I don't think you want to waste your time on those. Want to know why? Because they kill themselves. Just run around for about 1-2 minutes and they should die
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Burn Baby Burn!

    There are some villagers that have a torch and blow fire at you. The best way to kill them is fight fire with fire. Have any eggs? Equip them so that you could throw eggs at them. It may be fun but painful for them. When they are about to blow fire you quickly throw the egg or use your knife if you want to save some eggs incase. Once you hit them with an egg or cut them they will burn theirselves causing you to save ammo
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Ada and Krauser

    Entry location: Assignment Ada: At the end when you fight Krauser
    The best way to bring him on his nees is if you shoot his legs. Use the TMP or the Semi-Rifle to do the trick.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Need health?

    Try going fishing. If you see fishes you can use your knife or shoot them. They will give you some health.
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Fast runner

    If you have a Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, Rocket Launcher, Mine Thrower or any other gun that may be heavy is causing you to run slow. If you have an egg or grenade in your hand you will run alot faster. If you have a handgun out you will run regular and if you have heavy wepons on then you will run slow. So if you want to run away from a monster you don't want to get hurt by the run fast with a grenade or handgun
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Polly Has Some Good Crackers

    Whenever you see a crow sitting in a tree or on the ground, try and shoot it. If you hit it they leave behind several goodies, about 80% of the time they leave behind Spinel diamonds, and they are good for a trade in once you encounter the merchant, and I did get 9mm bullets from one.
    Submitted by Jno2110
  • Killing EI

    Looking at all the Websites about Resident evil 4 i have noticed that not alot of people know they most efficient way of killing the Ogre/EI yes you are supposed to target the Bug on his back, but if you damage him enough that he bends down on one knee, if you walk up to him and press the action button you will climb up on him and you slash away at the bug from on top of him, doing this about three times will bring him down, not to mention you save some ammo.
    Submitted by Vader
  • The Big Cheese

    After you fight Either the Bella Sisters (chainsaw girlies) or The Ei (Ogre) you come to the exit of the Village which you need and Eyeball to get past, then you make your way to the lift, then its The Big Cheese usually i jus blow him away with my shotgun, but he usually doesn't stop moving either way, i recommend using grenades and shotgun. But if you don't have grenades you can climb up the ladder (either one works) and there's a Metal plate mounted to the wall if you hide behind that he cants get you as long as your up against the wall, threes a square hole in the bottom of that plate. you can either aim your rifle, handgun, or any weapon of your choosing threw that hole and fire away, but after you have blown off his legs this tatic does not work, so he will be jumping threw the rafters and clawing at you, so your best bet is to stay on the ground, and we he starts to swing towards you, shoot him with the shot gun, after you have grounded him once or twice his eye should fall out and that's that..
    Submitted by Vader
  • Krauser. An American

    Ok he's a bugger. He's shooting at you like mad jus throw grenades or shoot him with the rifle or shoot some Mines at him. Eventually he will come close quarters with you, when he does use your shotgun and he moves really fast so don't miss. when you do enough damage he will use a flash grenade and run away...baby. So jus run around grab items, and make your way to the insignias. He will appear many times and run away many times jus do the same thing, after you have grabbed the 2nd insignia, he will come for you the final time, except this time he grows a big arm that's bullet proof. Even rocket launchers. So I recommend putting yourself in a corner, and fighting him from one side, He will run towards you with his wing protecting him so I suggest that you shoot his feet until he exposing his chest then let him have it, do this repeatedly until he dies then you got a timer on you to get the the gateway. they opened a shortcut for you, so don't mess it up.
    Submitted by Vader
  • Protecting Ashley

    Once you get Ashley, and you try to make your way to the extraction point, look around for these little red dumpsters, you can tell her to hide in them. then once you've disposed of all of the lingering villagers, you can call her from anywhere, (even from across the entire village!!) but make sure there aren't any villagers, cuz they will snatch her up and try to take her away.
    Submitted by Jno2110
  • Hint Boss Fight

    When you get back from the lake and come to the save/shop area go to the merchant, sell your shot ( if you have no room left) and buy the rocket launcher. You will be going up against a pretty big monster now. go out side and head for the church. A bunch of the possessed people will get massacred by this lord of the ring troll look-a-like and the battle will begin. go around and pick up all the items, get out your machine gun and start blasting away. the dog you saved from the trap earlier in the game will assist you. blast at the creature until a tentacle comes out of his back, he will bend down so shoot the tentacle. after repeating this several times equipped the rocket launcher and blast him down for the final time. The launcher disappears after you use it so go back and buy your shot gun back if you wish. now you can head back to the church and save ashley.....or do you?
    Submitted by Josh Vander Cruysen
  • Ammo Hint

    There is a sort of hint that helps you Rambo types. When you fight anyone with any type of gun, there is a 50% chance that when you hit there body you don't get any ammo or weapons, however there is a loop hole in the game. When you are being attacked by various village people etc. and you run low on ammo, make sure you aim straight for the head until you kill them. That's is when constantly you get ammo, yea so keep repeating the process until your gun is fully loaded, and make the game a little easier for yourself. (note: this worked on the first two stages and I am not sure if it somehow becomes harder to find, but this is a good start!!)
    Submitted by Miles 5000
  • Conserve Ammo

    Try to hit your enemy on the head or on their heart, this will save a lot of ammo through the game where it will get harder and need all the ammunition you can get.
    Submitted by Emmanuel Guzman
  • Good Dog

    When you see a dog stuck in a bear trap, save him. He will run away but he will help you out later in the game.
    Submitted by Angel Maldonado
  • Bear Traps and C4 Evasion

    To avoid Bear Traps, simply shoot the middle of the trap.
    For Bombs, shoot the bombs themselves from a safe distance.
    Submitted by Tobias Boon
  • Island Baddies

    Later in the game you'll reach a mysterious Island. The island is filled with freaks that will make you wish you were fighting villagers. First, there are some common enemies that have no armor whatsoever. Shoot 'em in the head or heart. There are some that have helmets, shot 'em in the heart. Then some big commando guy with a huge gun will start shooting at you. Don't get hit. Get cover and throw grenades at him.
    Another way to beat him easy is to make him climb windows. Shoot him while he's climbing a window.
    Eventually, you'll reach some fortress and you will find some big guys that look like cyborgs. Its best to shoot at their heads with the rifle or magnum. As if things weren't bad enough, a new creature called "The Regenerators" will attack you. If you shoot at them, their body parts will grow back. The best course of action is to run past them and do avoid getting hit by them. Eventually you'll reach a regenerator with a keycard stuck to his torso. You have to kill him, shoot his legs, when he falls to the floor, throw grenades.
    Buy the body armor from the merchant. It reduces all damage taken by 30%. Dont waste ammo and you wont have much trouble. At least till you rescue ashley, then it gets extremely hard.
    Submitted by Acad Menonita Sucks
  • More guns from the Merchant

    If you beat the game and operation Ada the merchant will let you buy three new guns from him, which are the chicago typewriter, infinite rocket launcher and Matilda.
    Submitted by Matt
  • Dog Fighting

    During Chapter 2, you'll often be attacked by dogs, some of which have bugs on their backs. These can be very frustrating to try to kill. However, they're actually some of the easiest enemies in the game. The first time you see them, you'll be near the lake. Just run back to the boat and harpoon them to death. For all the others, just run past them. They can't attack you when you're moving, even if you run straight at them. Even Ashley can outrun them, as long as you keep the B button held down the entire time.
    Submitted by Cryptic
  • Regenerator Killing Tip

    Ok since nobody seems to know how to kill these guys I'll tell you what me and my buddy figured out. I forget where I found it but at some point in the game you will get an infra-red scope. Equip this with your rifle. When you aim at a regenerator now, you will see little red areas on its body. These red areas are the locations of the parasites. Shoot each of these areas, the red spots will disappear, then shoot him once in the head. The body should get huge and explode.
    Submitted by satan
  • Final Showdown

    To Start off, When you enter the part were Saddler is you should have a rocket launcher. Now take it out and fire it at him. He will fall to the ground and you will have little time to get on his back and stab him in the eye. Now you have to shoot at the eye's on his legs to get him on the ground. Repeat this six more times, then Ada will throw Leon an Improved Rocket launcher that you have to hit Saddler with. He will die and you will get the sample then you will just have to see for yourself what happens.
    Submitted by Eddy Pendergrast
  • Easy Way To Kill The Parasite

    One flash grenade will kill the parasites that come out of the guys' heads in one shot so you don't have to waste a lot of ammo on them.
    Submitted by marcus gramse
  • Better Way To Beat Krauser

    The real way to beat Krauser isn't unloading in his face because there is a big battle after your fight with him. Hopefully by now you have the killer7 or fully upgraded the butterfly, but use your magnum to shoot his legs then knife him. Keep doing this until you beat him. good luck!
    Submitted by josh
  • Throw Eggs at Ashley

    Collect eggs, then equip them. Now you can throw them at Ashley. They don't hurt her but it's funny.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Ashley Calls You a Pervert

    When Ashley is above you on a cliff or ladder, look up at her. She will grab her skirt and call you a pervert.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Easy Money in Castle

    Look behind paintings of Saddler to find 5,000 Pesetas.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Getting the Green Catseye in Church

    In Chapter 1-3 in the church, go right and look for a small path at the back of the church. Go to the blinking item, then press X to check it. After that, rotate seven times with option 3, then five times with option 4, then once with option 3.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Mercenaries Mini-game Tips

    Stage 4 is the hardest part, where you have to fight a huge chainsaw guy. He is bigger than usual and has a saw with two blades. He can't climb ladders, so jump down or climb something quickly when he comes at you. Jack Krauser's transformation is the best weapon to use.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Mercenaries Mini-game Bonus Characters

    Get a four star rank in an area to unlock a character in the mini-game:
    Ada Wong - Pueblo
    Albert Wesker - Waterworld
    Hunk - Island Commando
    Jack Krauser - Castle
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Beat Mercenaries Mini-game: Village

    At the top of the barn (by the house where you found the shotgun), wait for Los Illuminados to come. When the're in, shoot the barrel and jump down. Pick up the dropped items. Climb back up the ladder and repeat. Do not throw grenades while there is a flame barrel; it will not do double damage. Look out for Chainsaw Hags that will decapitate you if you get too close. With Hunk or Krauser use neck break; and Krauser's transform, which can kill in one hit. With Ada or Wesker, use sniper rifles. With Leon use grenades.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Separate Ways Mini-Game

    Complete the mini-game to unlock Ashley's knight costume and Leon's gangster costume. You will also unlock the Chicago Typewriter (a Tommy gun with infinite ammo!) which you can buy for 1 million Pesetas.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Punisher

    Destroy ten of fifteen blue medallions (seven at the farm, eight at the cemetery) to get the Punisher. Upgrade to "Exclusive" to hit 5 targets at once.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Easy Money

    Collect eggs from the chickens in the farm area. Leave and come back so you can fill your inventory, then sell your eggs to the merchant. White eggs get you 300 Pesetas, brown eggs get you 600 Pesetas, and golden eggs get you 3,000 Pesetas.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Quick money or more health

    Mix a Green, Red, and Yellow Herb and sell it for a lot of money, or use to increase your maximum health.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Selling Items

    You get more money by combining items before you sell them, than you would if you sold each item separately.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Open Doors Quicker

    Tap X twice when the "Open" action appears to kick open doors. This will give you the element of surprise, and enemies behind the door will fly back.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • HandCannon

    Get a five star rank with each mercenary in the Mercenaries mini-game to unlock the HandCannon weapon. Fully upgrade the HandCannon's options to get infinite ammo. Also unlocoked by successfully completing the game twice. The HandCannon will be available at the start of the game for 0 Pesetas and will have unlimited ammo. When upgraded to "Exclusive", the gun has the power of the Chicago Typewriter.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Opening Locks

    Rather than shooting locks open and wasting ammo, use your knife. Works for boxes, too.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Avoid Damage From Traps

    Trigger traps from afar by shooting the explosive in the center of the trap with your laser sight.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Crows for Money

    Shoot crows and they often drop Pesetas.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Jewel Nests

    Shoot bird's nests down to get pricey jewels. You'll see them in trees all around the village.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Birds

    Throw a flash grenade into a group of birds or Granadas. They will die instantly and you'll get tons of gold.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Killing Snakes

    Kill snakes to get chicken eggs.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Sell Rocket Launcher

    First buy the infinite-ammo rocket launcher. Then, when you fight Saddler and Ada throws you the rocket launcher, do not use it. When get a shot at Saddler's eye, use your unlimited launcher. When Saddler is killed, you keep the special rocket launcher. Start a new game and sell it to the merchant.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Killing Merchant

    You can kill the merchant if you want. On normal difficulty, he comes back but on the professional difficulty he stays dead.
    Submitted by albertl0025
  • Waterworld tips

    Entry location: Mercenaries - Waterworld
    Do you have trouble with the chainsaw maniac? If you do, you found the right place.
    1st- Usually if you spawn on the wooden platform, the chainsaw guy will automatically come. Bust open the barrel at the top of the main platforms. There should be a hand grenade. Equip it and throw it at the chainsaw maniac. If it stuns him, unload your TMP on him. When he gets back up, turn around and go to the place where you can get the bonus time on top of the building. Toss a grenade down there and then it will stun him, watch your back while you unload on him. Note: There should be a red barrel that the grenade explodes, that helps to bring down his life.When he hops up to the top of the building, hurry up and run to the other side and toss some grenades at him. When he dies, go grab some time. Note: DON'T GO IN THE OPPOSING BUILDING! THE OTHER CHAINSAW GUY IS IN THERE! JUST CLIMB TO THE TOP, GRAB THE TIME AND DROP DOWN TO THE LITTLE WOODEN PLATFORM AND GRAB THAT TIME!
    2nd- Basically just keep repeating this step for the next chainsaw guy and after you kill the second one, get a good combo (Last Note: After the second one, don't worry about another one coming, there is only 2 chainsaw guys)
    Submitted by QTG-Gaming

Resident Evil 4 Unlockables

  • Chicago Typewritter

    Successfully complete Assignment Ada. The Chicago Typewritter is now available at the merchant for $1,000,000.
    Submitted by Adam Uzumaki
  • Bottle Caps

    Go to where the Merchant is and there hould be a Blue door. That should be the target practice. Play all 4 levels A, B, C and D. get 3,000 - 4,000pts every time in all levels
    Submitted by Harry A.K.A Leon
  • Unlock Mercenaries Mini Game, Profession

    Finish the game one time
    Submitted by None
  • Alternate Costumes

    Beat the game once to unlock alternate costumes for Leon and Ashley.
    Submitted by None
  • Hand Cannon

    To get this magnum you first have to beat the game. Once you do that you will get a mercanaries minigame, play it and get 5-star ratings on each level with all the characters. To unlock the other characters you need a 4-star rating on each level. You can unlock ada in the village. You can unlock krauser in the castle. You can unlock h at the fort. You can unlock wesker at the bay.
    Submitted by brendan
  • Punisher Pistol Unlock

    Search in 2 areas of the game for the blue medallions and shoot all 15 of them. This is a quest from the guy that sells the weapon upgrades
    Submitted by None
  • Unlockables

    Unlock the following costumes by beating the main game or Separate Ways once:

    Beat Separate Ways once
    Ashley's knight armor
    Leon's suit

    Beat the game once
    Ashley's pink outfit
    Assignment Ada
    Leon's R.P.D. uniform
    Mercenaries
    Movie Browser
    Submitted by None
  • Unlockable Characters in the Mercenaries

    Get a four star rating on the following maps to unlock the character:

    Ada Wong - Pueblo
    Albert Wesker - Waterworld
    HUNK - Island
    Jack Krauser - Castle
    Submitted by None
  • Bonus Weapons

    Chicago Typewriter - Beat the game
    Hand Cannon - Earn a five star ranking with all five mersenaries on all four stages
    Matilda - Beat the game
    Infinite Rocket - Beat the game
    P.R.L 412 - Beat Professional Mode
    Submitted by Blinx

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More Info

Release date: May 15 2007 - PC
Oct 25 2005 - PS2
Jan 11 2005 - GameCube (US)
Apr 11 2005 - PS2
Mar 18 2005 - GameCube (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, GameCube
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Capcom, Ubisoft
Developed by: Capcom
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language